Event Rentals

Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
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The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is where Oakland—and the Bay Area—comes together to celebrate, network, and build community. Plan your next event at OMCA’s historic landmarked building, one of the most stunning examples of mid-century modernism in California by Pritzker prize-winning architect Kevin Roche. Acclaimed for its bold and innovative premise—a museum that also serves as a vibrant urban park and public space—OMCA is the ideal venue for your special occasion or corporate event.

Throughout OMCA’s seven-acre campus, your guests will find inspiration in every corner. From the Galleries of California, Art, History, and Natural Sciences to extensive garden terraces featuring outdoor public sculpture, you can build a personalized experience in spaces adaptable for customized learning and entertaining. The Museum’s multi-level renovations and upgraded visitor amenities, completed in 2013, encompass new exhibition and program spaces, seating, and modernized lighting for better viewing of the collections.

The best part? The Museum experience and visitor-centered spirit extends to our event services at every occasion with a warm touch of hospitality. Our staff is available to help you with your event from early planning through the day of the event. We offer a selection of onsite catering teams that not only provides gracious service and imaginative cuisine on the day of the event, but also strives to make the planning process as seamless as possible. 

James Moore Theater - floorplan (PDF)
Restaurant & patios - floorplan (PDF)
Garden - layout (PDF)

Museum Map (PDF)

We will respond to all event inquiries in the order that they were received. We look forward to helping you plan your next event at OMCA!